1.
Debbie, Kimi and Michael have Ferraris. Michael also has a Reliant Robin. Jensen has a Mercedes and a Model T. Rubens also has a Mercedes. Debbie also has a Bugatti Veyron. Rubens has just bought a Toyota Prius.
Who has the least cars?
Correct Answer
B. Kimi
Explanation
Kimi has the least cars because the information provided states that Debbie has a Ferrari and a Bugatti Veyron, Michael has a Ferrari and a Reliant Robin, Jensen has a Mercedes and a Model T, and Rubens has a Mercedes and a Toyota Prius. There is no information given about Kimi having any additional cars besides the fact that they have a Ferrari. Therefore, Kimi has the least cars out of all the given options.
2.
One third of a number is four times eleven.
What is half of that number?
Correct Answer
E. 66
Explanation
If one third of a number is four times eleven, it means that the number is 4 times 11 multiplied by 3. Therefore, the number is 44 multiplied by 3, which equals 132. Half of that number would be 132 divided by 2, which equals 66.
3.
Jensen, Lewis and Mika need to be able to run 100m in under 12.5 seconds to qualify for a championship. Lewis and Mika run faster than Jensen. Jensen's best time for the 100m is 13.1 seconds.
Which of the following MUST be true?
Correct Answer
B. Jensen Doesn't Qualify
Explanation
Jensen's best time for the 100m is 13.1 seconds, which is slower than the required time of under 12.5 seconds. Therefore, it can be concluded that Jensen doesn't qualify for the championship.
4.
Wayne is double the age of Fernando and one third as old as Didier who will be 48 years old in 6 years.
How old is Fernando?
Correct Answer
A. 7
Explanation
Let's assume Fernando's age is x. According to the given information, Wayne is double the age of Fernando, so Wayne's age is 2x. Also, Wayne is one third as old as Didier, so Didier's age is 3 times Wayne's age, which is 6x. It is given that Didier will be 48 years old in 6 years, so currently Didier's age is 48 - 6 = 42 years. Now we can set up an equation: 6x = 42. Solving this equation, we find that x = 7. Therefore, Fernando is 7 years old.
5.
Hanif, Horace, Hilary and Hannah are polyglots. Hanif and Horace speak Chinese, whereas the others speak Arabic. Horace and Hannah speak Albanian. Everyone except Hanif speaks Esperanto.
Who only speaks Arabic and Esperanto?
Correct Answer
C. Hilary
Explanation
Hilary only speaks Arabic and Esperanto because it is mentioned that Hanif and Horace speak Chinese, whereas the others speak Arabic. It is also mentioned that Horace and Hannah speak Albanian. Additionally, it is stated that everyone except Hanif speaks Esperanto. Therefore, the only person left who can speak Arabic and Esperanto is Hilary.
6.
Hanif, Horace, Hilary and Hannah are polyglots. Hanif and Horace speak Chinese, whereas the others speak Arabic. Horace and Hannah speak Albanian. Everyone except Hanif speaks Esperanto.
Who speaks more than one language but not Arabic?
Correct Answer
B. Horace
Explanation
Horace speaks more than one language but not Arabic. This can be deduced from the information given that Hanif speaks Chinese, Hilary speaks Arabic, and Hannah speaks Albanian. Since everyone except Hanif speaks Esperanto, it means that Horace must speak Esperanto along with another language, which is Chinese. Therefore, Horace is the correct answer.
7.
Josh the postman has eleven red rubber bands, he gives Sunita three bands. Sunita now has twice the amount of bands Josh has left.
How many bands did Sunita have at the beginning?
Correct Answer
A. 13
Explanation
Sunita started with 13 bands. Since Sunita now has twice the amount of bands Josh has left, it means that Josh has 8 bands left. If Sunita had 13 bands at the beginning and Josh gave her 3 bands, then she had 10 bands. Since 10 is twice the amount of bands Josh has left (8), the correct answer is 13.
8.
Simon, Cheryl and Dannii are all going by train to London to watch a singing competition. Cheryl gets the 2.15 pm train. Simon's train journey takes 50% longer than Dannii's. Simon catches the 3.00 train. Dannii leaves 20 minutes after Cheryl and arrives at 3.25 pm.
When will Simon arrive?
Correct Answer
C. 4:15
Explanation
Simon's train journey takes 50% longer than Dannii's. Dannii arrives at 3:25 pm, which means her train journey took 3:25 - 2:15 = 1 hour and 10 minutes. Since Simon's train journey takes 50% longer, his journey will take 1 hour and 10 minutes + 50% of 1 hour and 10 minutes = 1 hour and 45 minutes. Simon catches the 3:00 train, so he will arrive at 3:00 + 1 hour and 45 minutes = 4:45 pm. Therefore, the correct answer is 4:45.
9.
5 bricklayers can lay a total of 50 bricks in 30 minutes.
How many bricklayers will be required to lay a total of 60 bricks in 20 minutes?
Correct Answer
B. 9
Explanation
If 5 bricklayers can lay a total of 50 bricks in 30 minutes, it means that each bricklayer can lay 10 bricks in 30 minutes. To find out how many bricklayers are needed to lay a total of 60 bricks in 20 minutes, we need to calculate how many bricks each bricklayer can lay in 20 minutes. If each bricklayer can lay 10 bricks in 30 minutes, they can lay 6.67 bricks in 20 minutes. Therefore, 9 bricklayers will be required to lay a total of 60 bricks in 20 minutes.
10.
An old treasure map has the following instructions:
Stand next to the black rock and face West. Walk 20 yards and then turn 90 degrees clockwise. Walk another 10 yards and then turn 45 degrees anticlockwise. Walk another 15 yards, reverse your direction and walk 5 yards back. Turn 135 degrees clockwise and walk another 10 yards.
In which direction are you now facing?
Correct Answer
C. N
Explanation
Following the instructions, the person starts by facing West and walks 20 yards. Then they turn 90 degrees clockwise, which means they are now facing North. They walk another 10 yards and turn 45 degrees anticlockwise, which does not change their direction. They walk another 15 yards and reverse their direction, walking 5 yards back. This means they are now facing South. Finally, they turn 135 degrees clockwise, which brings them back to facing North. Therefore, the person is now facing North.
11.
You work in purchasing for a company & must buy the following 9 cars for the company pool in the next three months. The company is bureaucratic & has a rule that exactly Â£60,000 must be spent in each of the three months & you are only allowed to buy 3 cars each month. In the first month you buy the Fiat Uno. Which other 2 cars must you buy that month?
BMW Series 3 Â£40,000 Lexus Â£36,000Volvo Estate Â£32,000 Ford Focus Â£14,000Ford Focus Â£14,000 Ford Focus Â£14,000Skoda Octavia Â£12,000 Ford Ka Â£10,000 Fiat Uno Â£8,000
Correct Answer
E. Skoda & BMW
Explanation
In order to spend exactly Â£60,000 in the first month, the two cars that must be bought are the Skoda Octavia (Â£12,000) and the BMW Series 3 (Â£40,000). These two cars have a combined cost of Â£52,000, which when added to the cost of the Fiat Uno (Â£8,000) already purchased, totals Â£60,000.
12.
Athos, Portos and Aramis live in three adjoining houses. Aramis has a black cat called d'Artagnan, Portos has a white dog whereas Athos has a red herring. Portos has a neighbour with a red door. The owner of a four legged animal has a blue door. Either a feline or fish owner has a green door. Aramis and Portos are not neighbours.
Whose door is red?
Correct Answer
C. Athos
Explanation
Athos is the one whose door is red. The question states that Portos has a neighbor with a red door, so it cannot be Portos. Aramis has a black cat and the owner of a four-legged animal has a blue door, so it cannot be Aramis. Therefore, the only option left is Athos.
13.
Mrs Krashem, a driving instructor, has to arrange bookings for some of her pupils. She has 8 new pupils who wish to book either a morning or afternoon of a particular day. These are 2 hour introductory lessons, so she only sees one pupil each morning or afternoon.
Ms Banger is only available Tuesday AM but Mr Bumpem can make any time on a Wednesday. Mrs Exhaust is free on Tuesdays all day but Mr Hilstart is only free Wednesday afternoons. Ms Boot is only available Friday AM whereas Miss Bonnet can only make Saturday PM. Mrs Speed is available all day Fridays whereas Mr Parker can make any time on a Saturday
Which of the following must both have MORNING appointments?
Correct Answer
E. Mr. Bumpem & Mr. Parker
Explanation
Both Mr. Bumpem and Mr. Parker must have morning appointments because Mr. Bumpem is available any time on Wednesdays and Mr. Parker can make any time on a Saturday. Since the only option that includes both of them is "Mr. Bumpem & Mr. Parker," this is the correct answer.
14.
Mrs Krashem, a driving instructor has to arrange bookings for some of her pupils. She has 8 new pupils who wish to book either a morning or afternoon of a particular day. These are 2 hour introductory lessons, so she only sees one pupil each morning or afternoon.
Ms Banger is only available Tuesday AM but Mr Bumpem can make any time on a Wednesday. Mrs Exhaust is free on Tuesdays all day but Mr Hilstart is only free Wednesday afternoons. Ms Boot is only available Friday AM whereas Miss Bonnet can only make Saturday PM. Mrs Speed is available all day Fridays whereas Mr Parker can make any time on a Saturday
Which of the following must both have AFTERNOON appointments?
Correct Answer
A. Ms. Exhaust & Mrs. Speed
Explanation
Ms. Exhaust must have an afternoon appointment because she is only available on Tuesdays all day. Mrs. Speed must also have an afternoon appointment because she is available all day on Fridays. Therefore, both Ms. Exhaust and Mrs. Speed must have afternoon appointments.
15.
How many degrees are there between the two hands of a clock at 6.30 am?
Correct Answer
D. 15
Explanation
At 6:30 am, the hour hand would be pointing directly at the number 6, while the minute hand would be pointing at the number 6 as well. Between these two hands, there are 15 degrees.
16.
You are holding a children's party for 7 children and have asked the children what activities they would like at the party. Because of time constraints, you will ony have time for two activities, but want to make sure that everyone gets either their first or second choice. The children and activity preferences, in order, are as follows. Which two activities should you choose?Rachel: Face painting Magician Bouncy castle Ball games DiscoDebbie: Bouncy castle Ball games Face painting Magician DiscoSunita: Magician Face painting Magician Disco Ball gamesBen: Ball games Face painting Disco Magician Bouncy castle Mia: Disco Magician Face painting Bouncy castle Ball gamesJo: Magician Bouncy castle Disco Face painting Ball gamesAmel: Face painting Ball games Bouncy castle Magician Disco
Correct Answer
B. Bouncy Castle & Ball Games
Explanation
Based on the preferences of the children, the two activities that should be chosen are the Bouncy Castle and Ball Games. This is because both activities are mentioned as either the first or second choice for all the children. By selecting these two activities, you ensure that everyone gets to participate in an activity they prefer.
17.
You spend 56 pounds in total on a cactus, a stuffed porcupine and a puncture repair kit. The cactus costs twice as much as the puncture repair kit and the stuffed porcupine double the price of the cactus.
How many pounds did the cactus cost?
Correct Answer
B. 16
Explanation
Let's assume the cost of the puncture repair kit is x pounds. According to the given information, the cactus costs twice as much as the puncture repair kit, so the cactus costs 2x pounds. The stuffed porcupine costs double the price of the cactus, so it costs 2 * 2x = 4x pounds. The total cost of the three items is 56 pounds, so x + 2x + 4x = 56. Simplifying this equation, we get 7x = 56, which means x = 8. Therefore, the cactus costs 2x = 2 * 8 = 16 pounds.
18.
You take seven children to a toy shop to buy each a soft toy. The toy shop only has one of each type so you ask the children their preferences. You decide to give each child one of their preferred toys. Which animal will you give Jezebel?
James: Wombat Panda Gorilla Kitten RatJosh: Panda Donkey DogJezebel: Panda Donkey Kitten DogJamelia: Panda Donkey DogJanine: Wombat Gorilla Donkey Kitten RatJasbeet: Panda DogJason: Wombat Gorilla Dog Rat Kitten
Correct Answer
D. Kitten
Explanation
Jezebel's preferred toys are Panda, Donkey, Kitten, and Dog. Since there is only one of each type of toy available, we can eliminate Panda and Donkey because they have already been chosen by other children. Among the remaining options, Kitten is the only toy that has not been chosen by any other child. Therefore, Jezebel will be given a Kitten soft toy.
19.
A crofter has to get to his herd of sheep quickly as he has been told they are being attacked by a dog. His sheep are on the other side of a steep hill. He can run over the hill (3 miles) at 4 miles an hour, or take his tractor via an old dirt track which is 5 miles at an average of 6 miles an hour or he can drive his car along a very narrow winding road but this is 14 miles and he can only go at 18 miles an hour on average.
Which method should he choose?
Correct Answer
A. Running
Explanation
The crofter should choose running as the method to get to his herd of sheep quickly. Although running over the hill is the shortest distance, it is the fastest option as he can run at a speed of 4 miles an hour. The other options, using the tractor or the car, would take longer due to the longer distances and slower speeds.